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Tweed Ride

by Pauline Alice
Have you heard about the Tweed Ride phenomenon?
The Tweed Rides are bicycle rides through a city, where the riders are dressed in early 20th century fashion (from the 20’s to the 50’s). Vintage bikes are more than welcome of course!
Well, last Sunday was the first Tweed Ride Valencia and it was a huge success!


We were more than 200 persons for the very first time it was organised in Valencia and as you can see in the picture, people really dressed up!
Of course, I had to make something for the occasion! It’s not like I really need any excuse but come on, it would have been a pity not to sew something special. And not only for me, for my man too!
Tweed seems like a good idea in October, but in Valencia, not so much. We were all sweating (ok, the men were because they were all wearing wool socks, vests, jackets, hats… so sartorials) but at least we were fashionable!
I made my boyfriend a vest and a cap from the same fabric. Both are from Burda (who knew Burda was so vintage-forward?): the vest is #136 and the cap #142 from the April issue 2013.
As for my dress, I made it from Vintage Vogue 2787 pattern, a reproduction from 1948. I used a nice crepe georgette I had for a long time. I also made a little faux-fur capelet (that I didn’t wear because of the heat) completed by my own hat and leather gloves (hand-sweating is so disgusting).


Here we are with my friends Gloria and Joan (they own the best teashop ever: La Petite Planèthé). Gloria wore one of my dresses for a 50’s style. She looks adorable!


And finally, a picture with the beautiful Nay! She’s a photograph and took so many pictures of the evnt while being so stylish.
And these two little girls were so cute and nice!
So I’ll leave you with them, you’re in good company…


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mokosha 1 November, 2013 - 10:03 am

what a perfect day you had 🙂 i wish we have tweed ride in belgrade too 🙁

Pauline Guillet 1 November, 2013 - 9:03 pm

It was an amazing day! I hope they will organize one in Belgrade…

Florencia 1 November, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Conozco el Tweed Ride, si no estoy equivocada tambien lo celebran en Washington DC. Las fotos estan preciosas, asi como tambien los atuendos que llevaban puestos. Se ve que la pasaron genial!

Pauline Guillet 1 November, 2013 - 9:04 pm

Si creo a empezado allí y en Londres, llevan ya varios años. ¡Lo hemos pasado de maravilla!

Kirsty 1 November, 2013 - 1:10 pm

I love this idea and you look so gorgeous. They do a tweed ride here in Canberra in March – so I think I will need to do it.

Pauline Guillet 1 November, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Oh yes, go! I'm sure you will have any amazing time!

honigdesign 1 November, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Oh my gosh how fun! Great dress.

Pauline Guillet 2 November, 2013 - 10:08 am


Sentarse a coser 1 November, 2013 - 10:58 pm

VAya chulada de evento!!! Pauline vives en Valencia??. Somos casi vecinas!!!!

Pauline Guillet 2 November, 2013 - 10:09 am

¿Si? ¿Donde vives tu? A ver si organisemos algo un día para charlar de costura (o otras cosas)…

Julia Bobbin 2 November, 2013 - 9:50 am

holy shit you look freaking amazing! And that hat! You're amazing 🙂

Pauline Guillet 2 November, 2013 - 10:17 am

Oh, thanks so much Julia!

Andrea 2 November, 2013 - 12:41 pm

This looks like a fabulous event! El chaleco y gorra que le hiciste a tu novio quedaron geniales, pero tu vestido es aun mas bonito y te ves totalmente "chic" a la vez que "vintage". Me encantra el look! I never heard of Tweed Rides before so I'll have to keep my eyes open to see if this happens in Toronto as well.

Pauline Guillet 2 November, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Thanks Andrea! I'm sure there should be one in Toronto, it's quite popular now. They are called Tweed Ride or Tweed Run.

Brahdelt 3 November, 2013 - 2:34 pm

What a great event! And you all looked so stylish and stunning. *^o^* I wish we had such even in Poland, here tweed in October is a right choice of fabric.

Pauline Guillet 6 November, 2013 - 7:38 am


Masustak eguzkitan 4 November, 2013 - 8:47 am

Alaaaaa que idea tan chula me ha encantado! Y tu vestido precioso!!!!!!!! Y tu novio va muy guapo con las cosas que le has cosido 🙂 A ver si hacen algo así por aqui, mola mucho!

Pauline Guillet 6 November, 2013 - 7:40 am

¡Gracias Maider! Hay una en Santander, no como de lejos vives de allí pero creo a parte, sólo hay Madrid en España.

Alicia 4 November, 2013 - 11:28 am

ala! No había oído hablar de estos eventos, voy a mirar si se hacen en Barcelona. Una pasada el conjunto, aunque me imagino el calor que pasastéis ufff Besos!


Pauline Guillet 6 November, 2013 - 7:41 am

¡Pues si, un calor de pleno verano! Eso no es normal, seguimos con casí 30º en noviembre…

Mari Cruz 4 November, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Una pena que hiciera calor en Valencia pero sudar con estilo es fundamental en esto de la costura.

Pauline Guillet 6 November, 2013 - 7:41 am

¡Jaja mari Cruz, tienes razón, al menos hemos sudado con estilo!

charlotte 8 November, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Pauline ! C'est génial ! Ca a l'air top la vie à Valence avec ces evénements ! Bravo pour tes cousettes et merci de nous faire partager tout ça et le blog de ton amie 🙂

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